Afrocentric Musician from Ghana AJ Nelson after releasing his Africa Rise album in November 2018 is performing at this year’s ‘Asa Baako‘ (one dance) festival in the company of other established music acts. ‘Asa Baako‘ raised its 2019 curtain on March 6 — the 62nd independence anniversary of Ghana.
As part of kicking ‘Asa Baako‘ off to celebrate Ghana’s attainment of independence from British colonial rule with performances of songs from his latest ‘Africa Rise‘ album, AJ Nelson will also embark on a media tour starting March 15 from the Fizzles Platinum in Dansoman, Accra Ghana.
‘Asa Baako‘ is an annual festival hosted for 5 days in March (6th-10th March) that involves beach games, live music, parties, and other environmentally friendly activities at Busua and Takoradi in the Western region of Ghana, it was first held in 2011.
The Ghanaian rapper who describes himself as the mouthpiece of Africa is known in personal like as Yaw Agyei Nelson. TheAfricanDream.net discovered that the rapper is one of few from Ghana that is distinguished by their African-centered lyrics that speak truth to power and shamelessly seek to awaken minds across the African continent in search for the path to a better Africa.
“I feel very humbled to have been picked as one of the performers at this year’s ‘Asa Baako‘ and as the name of the festival translates from the Twi language of Ghana to mean ‘one dance’ in English, it is very important for me to use my gift of music to channel an energy of oneness for Africa,” AJ Nelson told TheAfricanDream.net.
“Yes we are here to engage in one dance, but we are also here especially starting this significant day of Ghana’s independence to remind ourselves of what our founding fathers led by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah really wanted for all Africa — total liberation,” continued AJ Nelson, who believes music is a powerful force for change and that the African you is capable of using to advance the continent.
Some other Ghanaian acts at ‘Asa Baako‘ this year are Abena Rockstar, BBrave who is a hybrid of Ghana and France lineage, VimTinz, and Sekondi Abrantie. Nigeria is represented by performers like Suleiman The Maverick, DJ Sensei Lo, and Azizza. Ivorian acts like DJ Chabela, Troy Sylva, and Inga Paula will hold down the beat for Ivory Coast.
Performers from the United Kingdom to spice up the Afrocentric festival include T.Roy, Dr. Meaker, DJ Expressions and DJ Nickie Cartel while DJ Gwada Mike lifts high the flag of Guadeloupe with Queen Billie jamming all the way from the US Virgin Islands
All these acts and others will be joined by fans and well-wishers to make activities and events like the morning beach cleanup, treks, tours, boat trips, Agorobaako – Oneplay, and festival parade, as well as tree planting exercises fun and memorable.
People from different parts of Ghana and beyond are drawn to it because of the opportunity it offers tourists explore parts of Ghana’s Western Region. To purchase tickets or learn about the festival visit www.asabaako.com for more information and photos of this amazing experience.
Written by Oral Ofori